5 members of same family dead in Texas shootings in the home, nursing home in murder-suicide, police say



Texas nursing home murder-suicide leaves five dead

Investigators search for motive in the brutal murder-suicide in Texas nursing home.

The authorities in Texas are working to determine what led to a shooting spree on Friday that two people died in a house, and two others died in a nursing home before the shooter was killed.

Robstown police chief Erasmo Flores said at a news conference on Saturday the victims of the shooter were all part of the same family. Police believe that Richard Starry, 60, shot his father, the 85-year-old Ernest Starry sky, and his stepmother, Thelma Montalvo, at the Retama Manor nursing home in Robstown.

Richard a Starry sky, then fatally shot himself within the nursing home, located approximately 20 miles from Corpus Christi and two hours south of San Antonio.

A family member later called the police to the couple’s home, where the bodies of their 13-year-old adopted son and a 41-year-old son of Montalvo were also found shot dead. The names of the other two sons and Montalvo age were not released.

Robstown chief of Police Erasmo Flores speaks during a news conference, Saturday, July 28, 2018, in Robstown, Texas.

(Courtney Sacco/Corpus Christi Caller-Times via AP)

“Evidence leads us to believe that the two that were killed in that house were the first victims of the shooting,” Flores said.

The body of the older Starr was found in addition to Montalvo, KIII-TV reported.

Flores said during the press conference that the researchers are working “diligently” on the case and that the results will be submitted to the prosecutor for review.

#BREAKING: Robstown city secretary Herman Rodriguez said three people are dead after a shooting at Retama Manor Nursing home in the 600 block of E. Avenue J. @callerdotcom

— Alexandria Rodriguez 🚨 (@Caller_AR) July 28, 2018

Enrique Paredez, a police lieutenant in the Corpus Christi, a suburb of Robstown, told reporters that the reason behind the shooting is still unclear.

Two men and a woman dead after a shooting at the Retama Manor Nursing home in Robstown, city officials said in a press release. @callerdotcom

— Alexandria Rodriguez 🚨 (@Caller_AR) July 28, 2018

“As far as a motive, the research is too premature at this time to determine,” Paredez said.


The recording in the nursing home drew a massive response from the enforcement of the law, if the police placed the facility in lockdown after the initial shooting at 7 p.m. on Friday.

Two men were found dead in a house on the 4200 block of West Highway 44 in Robstown.

— Monica Lopez (@CallerMonica) July 28, 2018

Retama Manor Nursing Center is a medium-sized for-profit, nursing home with 94 beds, according to the police.

Ruben Garcia, whose father lives in the nursing home, was in the house at the time of the shooting.

“I thought it was just a ladder that had fallen down, that is what it sounded like to me. Then I heard someone say ‘run, run,'” Garcia told the Associated Press. “We did,” his father out of the building.

The Retama Manor Nursing Center in Robstown, Texas.

(Google Street View)

Residents and family are asked to go to a nearby high school, where they waited for the lock is removed.

“You think it’s going to happen to your family,” Doris Salazar, whose mother resides in the nursing home, told The Caller Times. “You think that they are safe.”

Fox News’ Madeline Farber and The Associated Press contributed to this report.

Travis Fedschun is a reporter for Follow him on Twitter @travfed

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